Everything Is Faster in Texas for Women’s Swimming & Diving

Everything Is Faster in Texas for Women’s Swimming & Diving

SHENANDOAH, Texas – The Knights earned points for the third-straight day at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. Calvin heads into the final day of competition in 11th place with 69 points, Emory has a commanding lead with 471.5 points.

"A tremendous effort by the ladies," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "They put up some really low numbers in the morning heats that held strong through the evening heat. Madelyn Smith and Kendall Murphy were the stars of the relay with the biggest time drops of the four. Sarah Bradley also fought hard all afternoon and earned a 15th place finish to score some points for the team."

The Maroon and Gold started the day breaking the school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The team of sophomore Madelyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./, sophomore Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney), sophomore Kendall Murphy (Modesto, Calif.) and, junior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) had the fastest time in the morning session at 7:28.72. The previous school record was set in 2016 at 7:31.21. The Knights finished sixth overall, earning All-America honors.

Junior Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North) tallied a 15th-place finish on the one-meter diving board at 341.55 points. Earning All-America honorable mention honors.

The Knights close the season on Saturday for the final day of the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships.